WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Children's Foundation of Mid America

James W. Thurman, President/CEO

Children’s Foundation of Mid America has been accredited through COA since 1983. The process of accreditation ensures that we meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry.
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Purpose

Individuals who receive Home Care and Support Services obtain a maximum level of independence, functioning, and health, and extend the time it is possible to live safely at home and in the community.

PA-HCS 8: Aftercare and Follow-Up

The service provider and person receiving services work together to develop an aftercare plan when the need for aftercare is identified.

Interpretation: While the decision to develop an aftercare plan is based on the wishes of the service recipient, unless aftercare is mandated, the agency is expected to be strongly proactive with respect to aftercare planning.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Aftercare and follow-up procedures
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Individuals or caregivers served
    • Review case records

  • PA-HCS 8.01

    The aftercare plan is developed sufficiently in advance of case closing to ensure an orderly transition.


  • PA-HCS 8.02

    The aftercare plan identifies services needed or desired by the person and specifies steps for obtaining these services.


  • PA-HCS 8.03

    The agency takes the initiative to explore suitable resources and contact service providers when appropriate, with the permission of the person, family or legal guardian.


  • PA-HCS 8.04

    The agency follows up on the aftercare plan, as appropriate, when possible, and with the permission of the service recipient.

    Interpretation: Reasons why follow-up may not be appropriate include, and are not limited to, cases where the person’s participation is involuntary.

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